London history over 2000 years
Roman London - the London wall
These pages are based on a "Royal Commission On Historical Monuments 1834" - actually it is 1928; which is in the public domain.
A mapping of the area is always good, modern day compared to pre-1900 maps from the NLS site
(5) . Cooper's Row. A length of 110 feet of the wall was uncovered in 1864 on the rebuilding of Messrs. Barber and Co.'s warehouses. It was standing to a height of 35 feet above the ancient ground-level; the upper part of the construction was of later date and included two round-headed embrasures, perhaps of the 12th century. This section of wall was retained in the new building and can still be inspected. The triple course of bricks on the internal face, corresponding to the external plinth, is 6 inches below the existing basement floor-level. A portion of the outside face of the wall is visible in the garden of No 8 the Crescent, Minories.
Messrs. Barber and Co.'s warehouse, Coopers row, as exposed in 1864
In 2019, this is a very short walk from Fenchurch street and Tower Hill (inaccessible) stations; plus being close to the very accessible Tower gateway station, on the DLR. One of the best views of this wall is from Coopers row, and is accessed via what appears to be the entrance to the City Grange Hotel, in Coopers row.
City Grange Hotel, in Coopers row - in May 2019
A closer shot of City Grange Hotel, in Coopers row - in May 2019
The amazing London wall in Coopers row, with the Crescent in the background - in May 2019
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